Authentic stock photography and footage with no filler

Stocksy United is an art-forward, royalty-free stock photo + video agency that makes discovering unique, beautifully authentic imagery effortless. Founded as a cooperative, everything we do is a bold celebration of art.


High Quality Collection

Because every artist, photo, and video at Stocksy is hand selected, our entire collection is both inspiring and relevant. High curation standards paired with a collection of exclusive assets means you don't have to search through endless pages to find the perfect photo or video.

Cooperative Value

We are an artist-owned cooperative which means we ensure that our empowered shareholder artists receive fair pay — 50%-75% of all licenses go directly into contributors’ pockets. The sense of community and ownership felt by our members drives a greater level of passion into their work, resulting in inspired imagery of the highest quality.

Content Policy

We believe creative expression and innovation are vital drivers of a forward-thinking culture. As a progressive stock media agency, we aim to support creative expression at every scale with a collection that promotes authentically diverse and aesthetically uncompromised work. Our content policy commits to prioritizing fresh interpretations of contemporary concepts and correcting for under-represented voices.


Stock with Benefits

FREE COMP ACCESS + CREATIVE RESEARCH

We offer free high-resolution comp image and video access to all corporate clients because we believe you should rock your client presentations — watermark free.

Our Creative Research team's deep understanding of our collection means we can create custom galleries to assist you in surfacing the assets you need for your campaigns and projects.

PERSONALIZED BILLING

Billing should be convenient and flexible, which is why we offer a variety of easy, customizable payment options: Monthly Plans, Positive Balance Accounts, Major Credit Cards, PayPal, Net-30 Credit Accounts, and Purchase Orders are all supported.

Meet the Team

The incredible team members at Stocksy United work together tirelessly to create the best possible experience for clients and artists alike. We are a passionate group, comprised of industry leaders in curation, design, business, customer service, and IT, who love our community—and what we do.

HQ

Contact Us

Phone

+1 (800) 997-1287

Direct

+1 (646) 863-4443


Address

#320 - 560 Johnson Street
Victoria BC, Canada
V8W 3C6

Aaron Bergunder

Aaron Bergunder

Intermediate Graphic Designer

Aaron joined Stocksy as a designer in 2020 right in the middle of the pandemic, really capitalizing on the chaos of the moment. Raised beneath the expansive grey blanket skies of the Pacific Northwest, he loves to add color and contrast to the world through his work.

Beyond his concerns with typography and layouts, he often ponders the value of a good chair and which MuchMusic VJ had the greatest impact on Canadian culture. He firmly believes disco is always the right mood.

Jade Lacosse

Jade Lacosse

Senior Developer

Having spent over half his life building fat LAMP stacks, Jade is a digital native. When he isn’t hacking away at a UNIX terminal, he can often be found blasting tunes on his rickety bicycle, paddling his canoe, or begrudgingly helping friends move with his old Toyota Hilux.

Daniel Ross

Daniel Ross

Senior Developer / Co-Founder

Daniel Ross is a veteran software developer with extensive experience in web development, design and digital photography. Prior to Stocksy United, Daniel provided his technical know-how and business acumen as lead developer for iStock and director of Getty Images’ LIFE.com joint venture with Time Inc.

Outside of his technical pursuits, Dan enjoys cycling, playing trombone, taekwondo, dungeon mastering and having fun with his family.

Ian Culbertson

Ian Culbertson

Director of People & Talent

Ian joined Stocksy after a decade in the nonprofit sector where he learned that he liked people, processes, and pie charts. Outside of the office you may find Ian trying to turn rooms into jungles, finding new instruments to toil over, or hanging out with friends in imaginary dungeons. These hobbies tend to distract him from his perpetually itchy feet that have led him delightfully astray on many memorable Earth-wanderings.

No matter how hectic or challenging life can get, he is a firm believer that it’s all part of the adventure.

Matt Addington

Matt Addington

Senior Editor

Matt is a photographer and videographer based in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Micky Wiswedel

Micky Wiswedel

Junior Editor

Micky is a Cape Town-based lifestyle, documentary, and sport photographer. He has been a contributor at Stocksy since the beginning and has worked as a professional photographer in over 50 countries.

When not pushing buttons on the camera, Micky can be found exploring and climbing mountains with his partner Vikki or trying to communicate with his stubborn dog Ben.

Janele Halpenny

Janele Halpenny

Sales Director

Janele worked across the hall from the first Stocksy office and ever since, has been following the company and waiting for the perfect moment to get involved. After working in digital advertising for many years, she was looking for a position where she could feel excited about what she was selling. The stars aligned and she was thrilled to join the team and show the world (well, mostly corporate and enterprise clients) what an amazing collection Stocksy has to offer.

Janele’s favorite way to spend a weekend is cooking up an amazing brunch (homemade hollandaise, always) followed by a long bike ride to check out a local brewery/cidery/winery. She loves her French Bulldog, hates olives, and thinks traveling is the very best.

Jordan Clarke

Jordan Clarke

User Experience Director

Jordan joined Stocksy in March 2016 after a decade of varied experience in publishing, print, branding, web, and product design. After a year and a half in the Creative department, he pivoted into the world of User Experience, combining his love for design and aesthetics with a growing appreciation for data and analytics.

Outside of the office, Jordan can usually be found on the basketball court, in the gym, or lost in the woods of Vancouver Island.

Amanda Lawrence

Amanda Lawrence

Senior Client Services Representative

Originally from Victoria Amanda has always had itchy feet and spent some years living in Japan and more recently England. Now back in Vic with over 10 years of management and Client Relations experiencing she is putting down roots at Stocksy as one of the Client Relations masters.

When not at work she is avidly searching for vinyl and mid century modern treasures, baking treats, cuddling her pups or more recently dabbling in terrariums.

Masagi Sinnott

Masagi Sinnott

Senior Marketing Specialist

Born and raised in Tokyo Japan, Masagi fell in love with the beauty and nature of British Columbia. As a bilingual marketing specialist, Masagi has ran countless marketing projects for tech companies both in Japan and Canada. When she is not working, she is busy discovering new parks and trails to picnic in. She also plays badminton and golf occasionally but not at the same time.

Boris Jovanovic

Boris Jovanovic

Intermediate Editor

Boris graduated from graphic design and has been creating illustrations and photography ever since - sometimes even snapping a photo just to capture a particular light. He joined Stocksy in 2014 as a contributor and his perspective on stock photography has never been the same. After years of freelancing, Boris now joins Stocksy’s Artist Relations team.

You’ll likely find Boris snowboarding and cycling around Belgrade or on the mountainside around Serbia. He also loves scuba diving and long downhill bike rides.

Julia Forsman

Julia Forsman

Intermediate Editor

Julia is a UK photographer who has been obsessing about photography since her early teens. She’s witnessed many life-changing moments while hiding behind a camera, which makes her very happy. She is the youngest of 11 and mother to 4 and loves silence - whenever she can get it. Julia became a Stocksy contributor during the decade she lived in Istanbul, and is delighted to have joined the Artist Relations team.

James Teague

James Teague

VP Technology

James began working at Stocksy in 2015. Born in England and completing his Computer Science degree at Staffordshire University, he now lives on Vancouver Island with his wife Susan.

Sean Clarke

Sean Clarke

Senior DevOps

Sean was truly born at the age of 11 when he purchased his first computer, a speedy 8088 with a turbo button. He is a graduate of the BCIT Avionics program, with a sprinkle of Telecom on top.

His current focuses are DevOps and Systems Administration of the Stocksy Platform. When not at Stocksy HQ, he can be found on his BMX, road, or dirt bike. Sean is also fueled by wave action, the sound of surf, and controlled turbulence. Born and raised in Vancouver, his heart and soul will never leave Vancouver Island.

Glen Bromley

Glen Bromley

Finance Director

Glen joined Stocksy after more than 15 years in increasingly senior finance roles in technology and enterprise software sales and service companies. He has led finance and accounting teams in global businesses from $5M to $100M revenue in both public and private ownership structures. Outside of work, Glen is mostly likely to be found in his garden with his hands in the dirt, or searching old cookbooks or the web for ideas for the next dinner party.

Natalia Titova

Natalia Titova

A/P & Payroll Specialist

Natalia likes working with numbers - numbers have strong logic. She graduated from the University of National Economy in Russia and upgraded her professional skills at BCIT. She’s always admired photography and people’s ability to capture simple moments of life and turn them into art - magic.

Outside of Stocksy, Natalia enjoys reading books (suspense), or hiking with her adorable black and white poodle. She also enjoys fishing and swimming.

Cara Dolan

Cara Dolan

Creative Research Lead

Cara is a commercial and editorial photographer who was with Stocksy first as a contributing artist in 2013, then joined the team to lead Creative Research in 2014. Her perfect day includes poutine, sea glass, dog walks and beach hair. Cara lives on the coast of Maine with her husband, 3 kids, 2 cats and 2 English setters.

Mike Cook

Mike Cook

CEO

Michael brings his years in the stock industry at iStockphoto and Getty Images, flavoured with start-up operational experience in another market, to Stocksy. His focus is on working with the incredible team at Stocksy to deliver kick-ass products and service while living up to the principles and values that are the DNA of the company - communication up and down, transparency in action, responsibility for results, and dedication to the process.

Marko Milovanovic

Marko Milovanovic

Intermediate Editor

Marko graduated from the Cinematography Department at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. Since then, he has been working as a cinematographer/colorist on various projects like films, tv series, commercials, and documentaries.

After being a Stocksy contributor since 2013, he joined the Stocksy team to help with video stuff as Artist Relations Associate. Marko is always looking forward to going to the mountains, trying not to shoot on the phone and loving film.

Tara Campbell

Tara Campbell

Creative Marketing Lead

Tara believes that most of life’s challenges can be overcome with the aid of honest communication and creative problem solving. Coming from a background in performing arts and philosophy, she is an obsessive knowledge seeker and fact collector, dispersing whatever tidbits she can through writing, visual media, and impromptu interpretive dance. She likes people, animals, and plants. A lot.

Nick Lee

Nick Lee

Software Developer

Nick has always had a passion for art, aesthetics, and creativity, which is why he chose to pursue the noble art of accounting. After graduating nowhere near the top of his class, he soon realized that “being creative” on the job was, in fact, discouraged. He has since made the transition into web development.

In his off time, he enjoys taking pictures, people watching, illustrating portraits, attending gigs and eating copious amounts of pho.

Tessy Morelli

Tessy Morelli

Junior Create Research Associate

On a slow journey around Europe - she's currently exploring Portugal. Wherever she's based, through photography she connects with inspiring people, places, and projects, and she never feels alone. Behind the scenes, with an observer point of 'you', is where she finds herself most at ease, catching details and the shining spot where the light hits the shadow. She loves walking, gardening, and the Mediterranean Sea. Her dream at Stocksy is to photograph each one of the contributors in their homes.

Aleya Samji

Aleya Samji

VP of Product & Design

Aleya has designed award-winning brand systems and experiences at global ad agencies, teeny-tiny boutique firms with fun, ‘meta’ names and all-by-her-lonesome since forever.

Her formative years in New York stoked a genuine love of film and photography as well as reason to mention living in New York whenever it helps. New York.

Angèlique Sihota

Angèlique Sihota

People Ops Coordinator

Angelique joined Stocksy from the corporate world, seeking a change and wanting to work for a company that embodies ethical behaviour in all its practices. Using her skills in Human Resources, she wants to help develop and motivate top Stocksy talent. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, learning about new cultures, and expanding her knowledge of current events and issues.

Andrea Fernandez

Andrea Fernandez

Creative Research Associate

Andrea is an editorial photographer who joined the Creative Research team at Stocksy in 2019. After growing up in Argentina and studying in England, Andrea moved to Vancouver in 2013 to continue exploring the world.

When she’s not diving deep into the Stocksy collection, Andrea can be found plotting how to get her own darkroom in an old farmhouse in the country somewhere. She’s also constantly thrifting with her sidekick dachshund Mylo, as well as creating travel guides for all her dream destinations.

Leandro Crespi

Leandro Crespi

Editor Lead

Leandro is a Barcelona based photographer and art director from Buenos Aires, working with images since the early 2000s, lived and worked in influential cities like Sydney and Barcelona. Since 2014 is part of the content editor team in Stocksy United, working closely with some of the most talented artists in the stock industry. He likes 80s movie classics, and dulce de leche.

Jen Grantham

Jen Grantham

Artist Relations Director

Jen is a lifestyle photographer with a background in film and TV production. She joined Stocksy as a Co-op member in 2013 and started her role on the Artist Relations team in 2015. She likes video and board games, bad horror movies, and bubble tea. She lives in Toronto with her husband, baby, and crazy wheaten terrier.

Danielle Smeltzer

Danielle Smeltzer

VP Operations

If she’s not working, chances are Danielle is in the ocean, on the ocean or next to it. Much to her partner’s embarrassment, she has an unreasonable affection for super bad action movies (especially if Vin Diesel or The Rock are involved) and is a strong believer there can never be enough TFTF sequels.

Favourite hobbies include collecting ramekins (you can never have too many tiny bowls), going to sketchy bars and breweries, making blanket nests for her pup, and slaying salmon while swearing like a sailor.

Jelena Tomic

Jelena Tomic

Junior Editor

Jelena is a commercial and editorial photographer with a background in graphic design. Savvy and vibrant visuals are what challenge her the most. Her recipe: squeeze the colors juice into a boiling idea and leave it overnight. Tomorrow, add a powerful message and a pinch of humor. Serve it cold.

She joined Stocksy as a Co-op member in 2013 and started her role on the Editor team in 2021. Having spent a lot of time traveling and wandering around the world while working as a cruise ship photographer, she is now based in Belgrade with her husband and two sons.

Pavel Gramatikov

Pavel Gramatikov

Intermediate Editor

Pavel is a Bulgaria native and has enjoyed photography since a young age. An avid Tolkien and Pratchett fan, he has a Steam account full of games and is a chronic binge-watcher of TV shows. Pavel loves Italy and would love to do a country-wide vacation some day.

Matt Watson

Matt Watson

Senior Developer

Matt Watson is a graduate of UVic’s Software Engineering program, and joined the Stocksy team pre-launch in January of 2013. In his off hours he enjoys politics, hiking, biking, caving and adventuring across Vancouver Island.

Britny McGinnis

Britny McGinnis

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Britny has a passion for using numbers to solve problems. After a brief stint in the Not-For-Profit space, she decided she wanted to use her finance skills on a cooperative business model.

When not doing number stuff, she’s usually dancing in the stage-light or in the moonlight, wandering on the beaches with her dog, or some other stereotypically west coast creative pursuit.

Michelle Sadler

Michelle Sadler

Co-op Operations Manager

The gatekeeper of Stocksy HQ, Michelle knows all the intricate peculiarities of our downtown office and our team of relentless creatives. Armed with an arsenal of post-its and multi-colored markers, she’s the keeper of the calendar and the patron of office snacks. Michelle brings over a decade of organizational and project management experience to Stocksy and gets an unusual amount of joy out of building schedules and crossing things off her to-do list.

When not in the office, you’ll likely find her roaming the aisles of her local grocery store or baking delicious goodies for the Stocksy crew in her brand new kitchen.

Karim Perales

Karim Perales

Senior Editor

Karim (KK) is a London based photographer, he joined Stocksy as a founding photographer in 2013, and joined the editing team in 2014. Karim has worked in stock photography for many years, and has previously taught Media studies and Music Technology at CTK London, before deciding to work in the photography industry full time. His interests are shooting analogue photography, polaroids, playing music and motorbikes.

Genevieve Allison

Genevieve Allison

Content Manager

After years of trying to make sense of her MFA, art book publishing background with the Museum of Modern Art, and freelance career in writing, photography production, and publication research, Genevieve finally found Stocksy. She joined the Creative Research team in March 2018 as Senior Creative Researcher and has been creative researching ever since.

She also writes art criticism and exhibition reviews for publications such as Artforum and Aperture, is an awardee of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and is a presenting member of the Society of Photographic Education. She still paints, sometimes.

Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop

Software Developer

Andrew studied Information and Computer Systems at Camosun College, where he focused on web technologies. His previous career experience in journalism, publishing and the trades informs his approach to problem solving. When he’s not hacking on side projects, you’ll find him playing music or exploring foreign countries with his wife Leah.

Iryna Marchuk

Iryna Marchuk

Intermediate Growth Manager

Iryna graduated from the University of Cologne, Germany with a Masters of Economics, and enjoys applying market theory and data analysis as well as connecting with clients.

Originally from Ukraine, Iryna grew up in Germany and now calls Whistler in Canada her home, where she lives with her partner and twin boys. She enjoys the mountain lifestyle including skiing, biking, paddle boarding the lakes and from time to time leaving the Whistler bubble to experience other exciting counties and cultures and to balance time in the mountains with time at the beach.

Ivar Teunissen

Ivar Teunissen

Community Lead

After working in the stock photography industry for 10 years, Ivar was growing more and more frustrated as the industry started shifting away from fair treatment for photographers towards higher return on investments. Stocksy’s ideals and vision connect well with Ivar’s own, making it a perfect fit for him to take on the role as Community Manager. Thanks to his diverse backgrounds in commercial photography, design and programming, as well as him traveling and teaching on five continents, Ivar feels naturally comfortable being in a position that involves contact with a diverse range of people.

Julie Tieh

Julie Tieh

Product Manager

Julie was born and raised in the "mild climate" of Edmonton, AB. She went to school for Digital and Interactive Media but shifted towards a career within Software Development Production and Hair Design on the side. Julie moved to BC in 2008 and has made her way to Vancouver Island in 2020 with her Boyfriend and two dogs - Sumo & Nana. In her spare time she can be found exploring the outdoors, planning for her next travel adventure, digging into different food spots around the city and dabbling in some creative writing. She tries to overcome irrational fears and dislikes by learning ways to love them... The cold and Sharks to name a few.

Gabriel (Gabi) Bucataru

Gabriel (Gabi) Bucataru

Community Education Specialist

Romanian native, Chicago inhabitant, Stocksy flag bearer, family man, getting excited at the slightest whiff of film smell, shooting everything in sight and lately, your humble video colour grader. One day when he grows up, Gabs would like to be a photographer. Maybe a movie director.

Jessica Gledhill

Jessica Gledhill

Intermediate Account Manager

Before Stocksy, Jessica has worn many hats working in industries such as publishing, health, pet, floral, and more. No matter what role she is in, as long as she is spending her time making someone’s life a little bit better, she is happy!

When she’s not working, Jessica is always on the hunt for a new creative outlet. Some of her favorites include digital illustration & animation, needle felting, and embroidery.

Keith Gallant

Keith Gallant

Finance Operations Lead

In all the years of touring as a drummer, Keith has managed to avoid bizarre gardening accidents and spontaneous human combustion to make his return to the world of finance. With a great deal of experience in business banking as well as client and sales management, Keith has developed an understanding of the big picture in regard to finance. When not shaking down people for lunch money he spends his time touring, mixing bands, and hanging with his wonderful wife and kids. And yes he can count past four.

Piotr Dybowski

Piotr Dybowski

Creative Research Associate

After spending nearly 14 years in Ireland photographing and camera assisting on various TV shows, among other not so glamorous jobs, Piotr relocated to Barcelona where he continues his venture for light. Whenever the time allows for it, he loves spending time with his kids, dreaming of getting in shape by cycling or swimming, or simply lying on the couch procrastinating.

Helen Rushbrook

Helen Rushbrook

Counsel

Helen trained and practised for 10 years as a lawyer with a large London-based international firm before taking time out to raise 3 kids, countless guinea pigs and a large garden. Helen has been a contributor at Stocksy since 2014 and joined the legal team in early 2018 - delighted to combine her love of photography with her legal background.

Helen divides her time between homes in Hertfordshire and the Welsh coast, and is rarely happier than when she’s either poking around in rock pools with her kids, or with a glass of champagne in her hand.

Stephany Melnyk

Stephany Melnyk

Junior Marketing Specialist

Stephany joined Stocksy and the marketing team in 2021. Graduating from Stockholm University with a degree in Global Management and French, she has worked in fashion in cities like Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Paris. Overall, she is interested in advancing the dialogue and interplay around reference, design, and communication.

Mark Pollard

Mark Pollard

Metadata Specialist

Mark has a background as an event and editorial photographer. Building on a lifetime of environmental advocacy, his focus over the last decade has shifted towards documenting resilient wildlife and wildlands across the globe. His previous career was as a university researcher and instructor. Mark joined Stocksy's vibrant community of artists in 2015 as a contributor, and he is now part of the Artist Relations team, specializing in metadata.

He can most often be found on the California Central Coast, hiking with his husky- shepherd dog Ryder, monitoring local breweries for quality control, and geeking out over obscure sci-fi and horror films.

Amy Covington

Amy Covington

Intermediate Editor

Amy is a California girl who became obsessed with photography in the 1980s. She joined Stocksy as a contributor in 2014 and in 2018 she joined the Artist Relations team. Before deciding to work in the photography industry full time, Amy worked in the fields of education and customer service team management.

Outside of Stocksy, she enjoys creating pottery and camping with her awesome husband and children. And yes, if Amy had a dollar for every time someone told her she looks like Annie Lennox... let’s just say she’d be a very wealthy woman!

Sonia Brar

Sonia Brar

Junior Account Manager

Sonia joined Stocksy after a stint in the public sector where she discovered her love for creativity, problem solving, and helping others thrive. She's thrilled to be working in an artist-centered space full of passionate and innovative thinkers! Outside of work, she can be found in a random thrift store searching for the perfect funky shirt, studying conflict analysis, and singing along to any song...even if she doesn't know the words.

Nicklaus Walter

Nicklaus Walter

Senior Client Relations Representative

Nick has been obsessed with photography since he was 16 years old. At the time, his main interest was capturing photos of his friends skateboarding in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. What started as a fun pastime eventually led him to move to Vancouver, BC and complete the Digital Photography program at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts in 2008.

Soon after, Nick began contributing to a couple of stock photography agencies, but was always left with the sense that the companies he shot for weren’t very interested in the wellbeing of their photographers, nor did they compensate them fairly. When Stocksy first launched in early 2013, Nick saw the press release and instantly knew that working with Stocksy would be a dream job.

In February 2014, Nick was thrilled to join Stocksy as both the Client Services Representative and as a contributing photographer. To this day, he’s still just as excited that he gets to be involved with an organization that puts photographers first.

Margaret Vincent

Margaret Vincent

VP of Legal

Margaret arrived at Stocksy following a winding career path with over 10 years of experience in customer service and retail sales. Following law school at the University of Michigan, she practiced in legal fields grounded in the protection of individuals, including high-conflict custody and consumer protection litigation. Margaret was first accepted as a photographer at Stocksy, but quickly fell in love with the co-op and joined Stocksy’s staff as a legal advisor in 2014 before transitioning to full-time counsel in 2015. Margaret strives to protect artists and their work while balancing the needs of Stocksy’s clients. She specializes in licensing, cooperative governance, and translating legal documents so they can be understood by non-lawyers. She is based in Chicago, licensed to practice in Illinois and Michigan, and sits on the DMLA Legal Committee.